Myrna Lois Dennis
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Myrna Lois Dennis, 78 of Toledo, Ohio passed away May 18, 2020 in the University of Toledo Medical Center. Myrna was born on November 26, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio to Orland and L. Marie (Ellis) Jones. Myrna was a high school graduate of Scott High School and had two years of college education at the University of Toledo, majoring in Education. Myrna worked as a teacher for several years in the childcare industry. She was a part time parent aide and an after-school art teacher at a local school. She was also a Cub Scout leader. She also enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren.
Myrna was a member of the Apostolic faith attending the Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit Michigan. She was instrumental in leading family and others to the Apostolic Church. She also led people to be baptized and receive baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Myrna was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sister, best friend Eva Lacey, favorite cousin Betty Ellis, and granddaughter Nina Parker. Surviving are her children: André Parker, Lisa-Maria (Herville Jr.) Haynes, O. Nathan Parker Jr., Edwina Maria Parker, Myrna Maria Parker, brother: Charles Dennis Jr, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandchild, goddaughter Shannah Lacey, spiritual children: Minister Keith, Marcia Polin and their family, and Attorney Sandra Polin. Also, by her friends: Joan Woods, Katherine Mitchell, Jean Reece, her best friend: Patricia Hall, and other family and friends.
Our Mother believed in prayer. She stated, “If I can just keep my hand in His hand.” She prayed with her children in their bedrooms each night, and at the alter at church. Our mother loved sweets, potato chips, and pop. Her favorite color was pink.
Myrna taught her children manners and had them in activities such as music, art, and swimming. The fondest memories from her children are:
Andre: “She was an educator and loving mother”
Lisa: “I was taught and knew the Lord’s Prayer by the age of 2. Now I am an intercessor who prays for others.”
Nathan: “The church Bishop and our mother prayed for me. And, when I went to church, I was delivered.”
Myrna-Maria: “Her grandchildren called her ‘Banny.’ And, she taught her grandchildren how to pray, and about the Holy Spirit.”
Services will be private for the family only due to social distancing restriction, and will be held at the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd at Byrne Rd. The family suggests memorials to the Women’s YWCA in her memory.
Thank you to everyone who prayed and cared for her, and for all your expressions of condolence. God bless each one of you.
He who has the Son has life (1 John 5:12)